Ryan Merriman
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South Jordan, 
Roster Years


Born in West Jordan, Utah ... parents are Randy and Ruth ... married to Mandy ... enjoys reading and playing basketball ... double-majoring in print journalism and political science

Before BYU

Prepped at Bingham High ... three-year letterman in both track and cross country ... holds the home course record for Bingham HS ... Region 2 3200m Champion ... named All-State for cross country ... was BHS Editor-in-Chief ... English Sterling Scholar ... Honor Roll student ... National Honors Society member


USTFCCCA All-Academic (2008)
MWC Scholar-Athlete (2009, 2010)
Academic All-MWC (2008, 2009, 2010)
Indoor - MWC Championship Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Outdoor - NCAA Regional (3000m steeplechase 2007, 2010, 5000m 2009)
MWC All-Conference (3000m steeplechase 2010)
MWC Championship Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)


Best Times: 1600m - 4:22; 5000m - 14:24; 3000m - 8:21; steeple chase - 8:57.69

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2007

Indoor: Finished third (8:25) in the 3,000 meters at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... ran a season-best time in the 3,000 meters (8:28.61) at the Husky Classic ... placed third with a season-best time of 9:12.91 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational ... ran the 5,000 meters in 14:28.74, a season-best time, at the Stanford Invitational
Outdoor: Ran in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed sixth in the steeplechase at the Robison Invitational ... competed in the steeplechase at the MWC Championship meet ... ran in the steeplechase at the West Regional

Sophmore Year 2008

Indoor: At the BYU Indoor Meet ran the 3000m in a time of 8:45.68 ... at the Lumberjack Invitational placed third in the 3000m with a time of 8:49.62 ... at the UW Indoor Invitational ran the 3000m with a time of 8:21.15
Outdoor: Ran the 3000m steeple at the ASU Invitational with a time of 9:09.39 ... ran the 5000m in 14:35.61 at the Stanford Invitational

Junior Year 2009

Indoor: Ran the 3000m at the Husky Classic in 8:22.28 ... ran the 3000m at the BYU Invitational and Bengal Shootout
Outdoor: Ran the 5000m at the NCAA Regionals, posting a 12th-place finish at 9:06.07 ... ran a season-best 8:59.97 in the 3000m at the Sun Angel Classic ... at the Stanford Invite, ran the 3000m in 9:02.62

Senior Year 2010

Indoor: Competed at the UW Husky Classic and the UW Invitational in the 3000m (8:37.11, 8:25.34)
Outdoor: Competed in the 3000m steeplechase (9:11.27) at the NCAA West Regionals ... Second place finish in the 3000m steeplechase (9:16.75) at the MWC Championships ... Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase (8:58.84) at the Spring Break Classic

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year